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It has become a sign of spring for me to travel to Europe for the Annual EWEA conference and GWEC board meeting. This year we met in Copenhagen, Denmark.
When I do home projects, I sometimes make a plan. Other times (that would be most of the time), I just get into the project and figure it out as I go along. I wish my preference was the former, but in practice my plan is typically a work in progress.
At NRG Systems, we care passionately about two things: getting more wind turbines on the ground to generate clean, renewable energy, and putting them in environmentally responsible places. As a founder and close partner of the American Wind Wildlife Institute and through conversations with our customers, we know that reconciling...
During the rough and tumble of everyday life, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the immediate moment and lose sight of the broader perspective. This is true in all areas of our lives. In sports, a defeat can be overwhelming if not viewed as a learning experience.
Jan Albers, author of Hands on the Land: A History of the Vermont Landscape (MIT Press, 2000), teaches that the process of making decisions about human impact on the landscape is demanding, complex and continuous. She has written: “Landscapes do not just spring fully formed, from the earth.
It’s déjà vu all over again. Once again, political shortsightedness threatens to stifle a booming wind industry just as it did 30 years ago. Looking Back In the 1970’s there were two major oil shocks which spurred significant federal R&D investment in renewable energy technologies, and encouraged Congress to put...
Talk about cafeteria benefit plans! Since 2007, NRG Systems has contracted with Wild Leek Kitchen to provide free, catered lunch for every employee four days a week, with an emphasis on fresh, local, low-calorie food cooked from scratch.
Larry Gibson is an environmental hero. He didn’t ask for the “job” of bringing attention to the Appalachian tragedy of mountaintop removal. It came to him, his family, his backyard. It came to his mountain in West Virginia.
Some say that work-life balance is about integrating your work with what really matters to you in life. This is close to the way I think about it. Others say that work-life balance is a myth.